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Old 04-03-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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cant get swingarm out,

its a 81 rs, started to remove the swingarm to get the transmision out,,
i have removed the 27mm nuts behind the plastic covers, but i cant get the bearingjournals out , how do they come out? heating? hammerslamming?

the manual said, slacken the bearing journals out, but nothing moves free

next problem is the special tool to get the 4 special bolt loose at the transmissionshaft. i dont have that tool, i can go to a carparts store, does anybody know the name and number for wat i believe is a torx ring key ?
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
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First off the "special tool" is not at all special. It's just a 12-point 10mm box end wrench. I can almost guarantee that you have one. Definitely not torx.

After you loosen the locknuts, you need to back the pins out of the frame with an allen wrench, I believe a 6mm. Lefty loosey. Nothing terribly complex. Once they come out far enough your swingarm will drop so be ready for it.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:07 PM   #3
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You need a 6mm allen to unscrew the pivot pins, they are threaded into the frame, the nuts you already removed are merely lock nuts.
All you need for the flange bolts is a 12 point 10, the longer the better.
BTW, I would break those loose before you unbolt the swingarm so you can use the rear brake for holding the wheel/driveshaft/flange.
The bolts are cheap enough to replace, so I would. If you have long bolts with washers, replace them with the newer short ones.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:19 PM   #4
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ok, the bearingjournals will come out now i know how,,thank u
but the shaft bolts are not the box key,,i need a neo key like the picture i found,the one with the ring is the one i need,,,
i just dont know wat number,,i dont want to buy the whole pack ,,not a common tool in europe,,only by bmw

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Old 04-03-2013, 12:42 PM   #5
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they are both off, that special tool is indeed just a ring key,,,i didnt know the had 12 pins :)

thanks guys,,
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